Environmental Studies at UVM

ENVS 195 Therapeutic Herbalism

This course builds on ENVS 195 (Plant-Based Healing Medicine) in the study of holistic, preventative health, natural medicine, and using plants for medicine. Course primary objectives are to familiarize the students with the holistic (natural medicine) approach to health and healing; the relative safety-toxicity spectrum of botanicals; and the role of nutrition, botanicals, and lifestyle support in preventive health. Students will also be introduced to aspects of clinical practice in botanical medicine. Other objectives: factors that affect dosage determination, current issues in herbalism, an understanding of herb-drug interactions, the making of a standardized tincture, and exploring herbal monographs are covered. Finally, this course aims to familiarize the students with specific pathologies and conditions, the phytotherapeutic approaches to treating them, including supportive lifestyle changes.

Instructor(s):

Instructor(s):

Kate Westdijk

Credits: 

3

Category: 

Spring

Breadth Requirement: 

Natural Science (NS)

Prerequisites: 

ENVS 195: Plant-Based Healing Medicine and basic understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, or permission

Enrollment Limit: 

30